Facilitating Successful Failures, 2014 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Facilitating Successful Failures, Michelle M. Harner, Jamie Marincic Griffin
Approximately 80,000 businesses fail each year in the United States. This article presents an original empirical study of over 400 business restructuring professionals focused on a critical, arguably contributing factor to these failures—the conduct of boards of directors and management. Anecdotal evidence suggests that management of distressed companies often bury their heads in the sand until it is too late to remedy the companies’ problems, a phenomenon commonly called “ostrich syndrome.” The data confirm this behavior, show a prevalent use of loss framing, and suggest trends consistent with prospect theory. The article draws on these data and behavioral ...
Empirical Archetypes For Strong Corporate Environmental Performance, 2014 University of Windsor
Empirical Archetypes For Strong Corporate Environmental Performance, Kent Walker Dr., Na Ni, Bruno Dyck Dr.
Odette School of Business Publications
We examine 45 existing case studies of firms with strong corporate environmental performance (CEP) to empirically identify four organizational configurations for successful sustainability. These four configurations represent different combinations of variables describing a firm’s external environment, organizational structure, and its strategy-related activities. More specifically, these configurations vary in having a benign or challenging external environment, a mechanistic or organic structure, a low-cost or differentiation strategy, hands-on or hands-off participation by the top-management-team, high or low consideration given to stakeholders, and a short or long-term time orientation. Taken together the four organizational configurations introduce an understanding of equifinality for achieving ...
Organizational Ingenuity And The Paradox Of Embedded Agency: The Case Of The Embryonic Ontario Solar Energy Industry, Kent Walker Dr., Francine Schlosser Dr., David Deephouse Dr.
Odette School of Business Publications
We examine organizational ingenuity within the paradox of embedded agency where organizational stakeholders are constrained in their behaviors by institutions, yet also influence and change these institutions. In this study organizational ingenuity represents the agency component and institutional constraints the embedded component. We build theory about ingenuity from a four-year case study of the embryonic Ontario solar industry. There were two major institutional constraints, limited grid access and political uncertainty. These led to four ingenuity strategies that emerged at different times and levels of analysis that challenged, complied with, or escaped the constraints. We combine these findings to develop a ...
Shortcomings Of Investior-Based Ratings Of Corporate Reputation: An Exploratory Empirical Study That Shows A Variety Of Stakeholder Groups Place Greater Emphasis On Corporate Ethics Than Profits., 2014 University of Windsor
Shortcomings Of Investior-Based Ratings Of Corporate Reputation: An Exploratory Empirical Study That Shows A Variety Of Stakeholder Groups Place Greater Emphasis On Corporate Ethics Than Profits., Kent Walker Dr., Bruno Dyck Dr.
Odette School of Business Publications
We examine three assumptions commonly held in the corporate reputation literature: i) reputation ratings of owners and investors are generally representative of all stakeholders; ii) stakeholders will generally provide a higher reputation rating to firms that emphasize corporate social responsibility versus firms that do not; and iii) profitability is the primary criterion of importance to all stakeholders when rating a firm’s reputation. Using an exploratory in-class exercise our findings suggest that: i) there are significant differences among stakeholder groups in their reputation ratings; ii) firms that emphasize corporate social responsibility are not rated more highly across all stakeholder groups ...
Corporate Social Responsibility In A Remedy-Seeking Society: A Public Choice Perspective, 2014 Chapman University School of Law
Is The Red Dragon Green? An Examination Of The Antecedents And Consequences Of Environmental Proactivity In China, Kent Walker Dr., Na Ni Dr., Weidong Huo
Odette School of Business Publications
China is the world’s second largest economy and the largest emitter of carbon dioxide, yet we know little about environmental proactivity in the most populated country in the world. We address this gap through a survey of 161 Chinese companies with two respondents per firm (N = 322) where we seek to identify the antecedents and consequences of environmental proactivity. We identify two categorizations of environmental proactivity: Environmental operational improvements and environmental reporting. We find that ecological motivations and regulatory stakeholder pressure are positively related to both types of environmental proactivity, and external stakeholder pressure is negatively related to environmental ...
Not All Risk Is Born Equal: The Behavioral Agency Model & Firm Efficacy, 2013 Melbourne Business School
Not All Risk Is Born Equal: The Behavioral Agency Model & Firm Efficacy, Geoffrey P. Martin Dr, Nathan T. Washburn Dr, Marianna Makri Dr
Geoffrey P Martin
We examine the relationship between agent (CEO) risk bearing and the quality of executive risk taking outcomes, by examining the contingency effect of CEO perceived firm efficacy. In doing so, we extend the behavioral agency model (BAM) beyond predictions of risk magnitude to examining how CEO risk taking outcomes differ qualitatively in response to risk bearing. We argue that CEO risk bearing (due to stock options or cash compensation) will positively influence performance outcomes in the presence of higher perceived firm efficacy. However, this positive influence reverses when efficacy is lower. We demonstrate the utility of firm efficacy in exploring ...
A Problem Solving Approach To Enterprise Filevault 2 Management And Integration, 2013 Western Kentucky University
A Problem Solving Approach To Enterprise Filevault 2 Management And Integration, Nicholas Cobb
Masters Theses & Specialist Projects
Consumer technology adoption into large enterprise environments is occurring at an unprecedented rate. Employees require the flexibility and efficiency of using operating systems, computers, and mobility products they are familiar with and that enable their productivity. Due to this industry phenomenon, one large shipping enterprise must work to create solutions to integrate Apple’s OS X operating system into its traditional Windows-based operating environment. This level of integration must take place carefully to enable usability and foster the continued data security of enterprise assets. This paper describes the steps and methodology taken, as well as the rationale used, to accomplish ...
Cause-Related Controversy: An Analysis Of Corporate Sponsor Response To The Susan G. Komen/Planned Parenthood Crisis, 2013 University of South Florida
Smartphones In The Workplace: Changing Organizational Behavior, Transforming The Future, 2013 Claremont Colleges
Smartphones In The Workplace: Changing Organizational Behavior, Transforming The Future, Thiraput Pitichat
LUX: A Journal of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research from Claremont Graduate University
In the past decade, Smartphones have been developed and increasingly integrated with people’s lives not only for social use, but professional use as well. Many researchers claim that Smartphones can have negative consequences in the workplace such as lowering productivity, separating people from their realities, bringing stress from personal issues to work, and creating bad manners. Companies, however, have a difficult time mandating a policy in regards to prohibiting the use of Smartphones. Therefore, CEOs and corporate leaders should encourage their employees to use their Smartphones as tools for increasing their company’s efficiency. This research aims to examine ...
Keys Of The Consumer Kingdom, 2013 Singapore Management University
Keys Of The Consumer Kingdom, Singapore Management University
Putting a name to a face opened the door for marketers in the Philippines. An unexpected bonus was high employee engagement .
Bridge Over Troubled Strategies, 2013 Singapore Management University
Bridge Over Troubled Strategies, Singapore Management University
If strategy is the future of an organisation, implementation is its bridge. And successful implementation should be straightforward. But it isn’t. A new website has the answers...
Taking Control Of Your Housing Operation Through External Review, 2013 University of Iowa
Taking Control Of Your Housing Operation Through External Review, Von Stange Ed.D.
Von Stange Ed.D.
A departmental program review is a great opportunity to plan the future of the program by looking at the past and through an independent lens. The review process can’t be done without a measure of support effort from the entire department. The program will educate attendees about what a departmental review consists of, how to prepare for it, who should be involved.
Cooperative Sales Company - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 2775), 2013 Western Kentucky University
Cooperative Sales Company - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 2775), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2775. Organizational meeting minutes, directors’ minutes, and by-laws of the Cooperative Sales Company, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes typescripts of stock certificates issued to the incorporators, Alva Williams, M. B. Williams, and L. E. Ringo.
Sustainability Of Expansion In An African Airline: A Case Study, 2013 Western Michigan University
Sustainability Of Expansion In An African Airline: A Case Study, Sisay Asefa, Allen Batteau, Lisa Whittaker, Hung-Sying Jing
International Journal of African Development
Ethiopian Air Lines (Ethiopian) has committed to the purchase of 41 new aircraft, nearly doubling their fleet and introducing three new, state-of-the-art types (the A350-900 and the 787-8, and the DA40NG) into a fleet currently consisting of seven models. In a logistically complex industry, this represents a substantial increase in resource commitments and management responsibility in many areas including maintenance, pilot training, facilities, and route planning. The purpose of this paper is to examine this growth strategy, its underlying assumptions, and its sustainability given long-range industry trends in both the developed and the developing world. Using corporate and industry data ...
A Cross-Cultural Health Care Approach To Improve Veteran Health Services In An Academic Community Hospital, 2013 Lehigh Valley Health Network
A Cross-Cultural Health Care Approach To Improve Veteran Health Services In An Academic Community Hospital, Judith Sabino Mph, Eric Johnson Mpsa, Cps, Caama, Chs, Chep, Cdp, James F. Geiger Mpa, Fache
Administration & Leadership
No abstract provided.
Use Of Academic Library Strategic Priorities During Severe Budget Reductions, 2013 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Use Of Academic Library Strategic Priorities During Severe Budget Reductions, Anne Marie Casey
Poster presentation of initial findings from doctoral dissertation research.
The Business Case For Diversity, 2013 Singapore Management University
The Business Case For Diversity, Singapore Management University
Diversity may be a business necessity but it is not always easy to practise it ...
Do Middle Managers Contribute To Their Organisation's Strategy?, 2013 Dublin Institute of Technology
Do Middle Managers Contribute To Their Organisation's Strategy?, Tony Kealy
This paper presents an empirical study on the contribution made by middle managers to the development of strategy in an organisation. The data was collected using semi-structured interviews with four managers in randomly-chosen companies. Two of the participant managers held senior management positions while the other two held middle manager positions. The data was analysed using a qualitative approach. Previous studies in this field were found to be wide and varied. An early study by Mintzberg (1978) found that strategy mainly forms from emergent influences at middle and lower levels of the organisation, as well as from deliberate influences emanating ...
Offshoring At Acesco Medical Devices, 2013 Boise State University
Offshoring At Acesco Medical Devices, John C. Mcintosh
Management Faculty Publications and Presentations
The medical device industry is highly profitable and projected to experience double digit growth well into the future. The five top performing American medical device companies offshore some core and non-core value chain activities to realize lower production costs, higher innovation, and faster time to market. This case examines the offshoring decision of Acesco Medical Devices-a medium-size company that produces neurology, orthopedics, and cardiovascular products. It considers the tradeoffs between corporate social responsibility, as it pertains to workforce reductions in the United Sates, and the substantial strategic benefits of offshoring to India.